Crop Protection

German biotech start-up Targenomix bought by Bayer

Bayer has acquired  Targenomix, a German biotech start-up. The acquisition  should fortify Bayer’s Crop Science R&D pipeline by delivering new systems biology approaches for crop protection discovery. On Nov. 10, Bayer announced its purchase of... more »

Research council gives kudos to Vive Crop Protection

Vive Crop Protection has been recognized by the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for its innovation. NSERC honored Vive by naming it a co-recipient of the distinguished Synergy Award for Innovation. Cynthia Goh,... more »

Ag consultancy firm adds Farm Bureau vet

Mace Thornton, a veteran ag strategic communications professional, has joined Stratovation Group, an ag consultancy concern, as partner and chief operating officer. With a career spanning more than 30 years as a strategic communications professional... more »

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance to expand

Through upgrades and expansions of current U.S. Department of Agriculture crop insurance policies, including policies for specialty crop and organic crops, there have never been better or more reasonable opportunities for growers to manage their... more »

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

Josh VanderWeide is a new small fruit horticulture specialist with Michigan State University (MSU), with a concentration on blueberry physiology and production. Introduced at the first annual MSU Blueberry Field Day in August, the assistant... more »

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

Production strategies were in focus at Michigan State University’s (MSU) first annual Blueberry Field Day in August at the Trevor Nichols Research Center near Fennville, Michigan. The educational sessions included a presentation by MSU small... more »

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

Purdue appoints heads of entomology, botany and plant pathology

Purdue University has a new head of the Department of Entomology, Catherine Hill, and head of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Tesfaye Mengiste. Hill, professor and former... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the  barn

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